Dark Matter Instruments - Official Thread

Discussion in 'Dealers & Group Buys' started by JoeGuitar717, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. BigViolin

    BigViolin Rosewood Boarded Contributor

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    For a 6, in a perfect world I would have two. One would be tuned standard at 24.5 to 25.5 to really fatten up the skinnies. This would be a fusion machine. The other would use your preferred scales for drop tunings and would be awesome for drop C and go down to A no problem.

    I have an M80M and often wonder how an extreme 3" fan would play while keeping that really great F# or E on the bottom along with running fatter strings on the high end. Even going 26.5-29 at a 2.5" fan would get pretty close. Would be really cool to see someone go a little more extreme than the norm in an effort to address the timbre issues of the huge pitch range on an 8.
     
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  2. Hollowway

    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    So Joe, I know I’m getting waaaaay ahead of you, but here are two niches that have not been filled: 14 and 16 strings (double coursed) and a 10 or 11 string guitar with a suuuuper low scale length (like 30-35”). Yes, I have been drinking. HOWEVER, that does not take away from the fact that no one has done anything like that. Now, go forth and make it so
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    solid bright white with black binding and black hardware would look killer i think.

    or trans white showing off the wood grain would be pretty epic too...
     
  4. jephjacques

    jephjacques BUTTS LOL

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    UH HECK YEAH YOU SHOULD
     
  5. JoeGuitar717

    JoeGuitar717 Balaguer Guitars

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    Hahaha, dude you crack me up. I don't know about the 14-16 string thing, but I'm willing to talk about the 10-11 string idea. First step is to draft up and prototype the multi-scale 6,7, and 8. Then we will talk about beyond. ;)

    Huge fan of trans white, so I'm down for that.

    \m/ \m/
     
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  6. JoeGuitar717

    JoeGuitar717 Balaguer Guitars

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  7. JoeGuitar717

    JoeGuitar717 Balaguer Guitars

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    You can choose what type of neck/body construction you want via our Semi-Custom line:

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  8. marcwormjim

    marcwormjim SS.org Regular

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    Spec’d out a few things in the builder, and hope to see enough of these sell to give way to a trem option eventually.
     
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    dirtool SS.org Regular

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    really interested, it there multi-scale available?
     
  10. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    Joe said the multiscale isn’t available until next year.

    But a headless true baritone yay. Now if I could get a trem on that.
     
  11. JoeGuitar717

    JoeGuitar717 Balaguer Guitars

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    Trem is definitely in the works, but probably won't be available until Spring/Summer 2018.
     
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  12. marcwormjim

    marcwormjim SS.org Regular

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    Will I see a trem model at the Not Available; Maybe March convention?
     
  13. JoeGuitar717

    JoeGuitar717 Balaguer Guitars

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    More news about the trem in the Spring!
     
  14. Hollowway

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    Can I ask what the string limit is on the trem? Aka will it only be 6s and 7s, or will 8s be an option?
     
  15. JoeGuitar717

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    It'll be available on all string variants.
     
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    cardinal Strat 7 Guy

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    Fanned fret 8 string trem would be freaking great.
     

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